Notable Players- Russell Wilson
Wilson has been great for fantasy for years. Able to make an impact with his feet, and with his arm. There isn’t a throw or play that Wilson can’t make. In Seattle, the team were happy for him to move around at the line, which meant the team didn’t really invest in the offensive line.
In Denver, the offensive line is a solid unit, and the offense is alot more balanced than in Seattle. Wilson is going to be in the conversation to make it as a QB1, but I have him as a high-end QB2 on the season. But that group is really tight.
Notable Players- Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon & Mike Boone
I loved Williams at the start of the offseason. The team allowed veteran Gordon to leave, and after how Williams performed at the end of the season, the signs were there that he could carry the backfield.
But now, the team have brought back Gordon. What does that mean for the backfield? The carries are likely to be split somewhat evenly, but Williams should get the first attempt with the ball. Where Williams really will have the advantage is in the passing game, where he is far more effective.
At the moment though, I feel like Williams is being overvalued. With the split in touches, and the passing volume likely to increase with a new (effective) QB, I have him as a mid-RB2. He is going to have some RB1 weeks, but I don’t know if he will be able to do it consistently enough.
Gordon I think could have some flex appeal in-season, with the odd RB2 performance (or better) when he gets a few vulture TDs. If Williams was to struggle with an increased workload too, he would have a great bump in value.
I’m not expecting too much of Boone. I’m actually only mentioning him to remind you he is on the roster Alan! (That’s a joke with a leaguemate of mine, hope you don’t mind!)
Notable Players- Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy & Tim Patrick
The receiving group here is similar to the unit that Wilson just left. Courtland Sutton figures to play in a similar way to Tyler Lockett, with Jerry Jeudy playing in a similar way to D.K. Metcalf.
But, I’m not about to jump and say that I am about to say that as a result I want to take Sutton. The fact of the matter is that the Wilson-Lockett connection was almost telepathic, and this a new duo. At the moment, there is alot of hype around Sutton being the next WR to break out, and I’m not sure I’m sold on that. As a result, I’m not going to end up with him on many teams of mine.
Jeudy on the other hand, is a player I’m happy to target in drafts. He is available later in drafts, and is in the same situation as Sutton. He needs time to get to know his new QB, but I’d rather take the younger player in this situation. I also think he is going to benefit from Sutton facing tight defensive coverage and create mismatches.
Tim Patrick falls into the lottery ticket pick class. If you don’t know who to select in a questionable situation, go for the cheapest option. The cheapest (serviceable) asset at receiver for the team is Patrick, who has shown his ability on the field when called upon. If the Broncos stall, or Patrick isn’t on the field much, you can get out it with little lost. If he does step up, you’ve got a WR3/ 4
Notable Players- Albert Okwuegbunam
The tight end position for the Broncos had been dominated by Noah Fant, but he was shipped off the roster as part of the deal that brought Russell Wilson to the team. After showing some flashes over the past two seasons, Okwuegbunam finally has the opportunity to step out.
There has already been a bit of hype around him, so his ADP may increase, but at the moment he is in the TE group of “they could do something”. With how Wilson was able to work with TEs in Seattle, an increase in RZ opportunities should follow.